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Education KP & FATA Pakistan

No Holiday in KPK on Iqbal Day 2016?

PESHAWAR: Unlike province of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan, there has been no decision by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government on Iqbal Day being declared a public holiday.

Private schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed on Iqbal Day, the province’s private educational institutions association has announced.

Meanwhile, Sindh government also announced that educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Interior Ministry Tuesday denied issuing any notification declaring November 9 a public holiday on account of Iqbal Day.

Earlier, notifications reportedly issued by the interior ministry made rounds on social media, saying the federal government had decided to declare Nov 9 a public holiday.

However, shortly after the ‘fake’ notification went viral, the interior ministry denied issuing any such memo.

Iqbal day is celebrated every year as a tribute to “poet of the east” Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was born on Nov 9, 1877 in Sialkot.